"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Wilson 3rd Best BEast Freshman After Shooting Tear

Building for the future, Duane Wilson's 16 of 29 tear from beyond the arc the last four games has moved him up to third place among Big East freshmen at www.valueaddbasketball.com. The jump from Freshman to sophomore season is typically the most dramatic, with players improving about 156% on average, so Wilson is on pace to be something special. Sandy Cohen's contributions as the 14th best freshman put him on pace to project as a strong starter his sophomore season.

Sophomores also make a nice jump typically, so Luke Fischer and JJJ look to be solid players the next two years - coming in as the 10th and 11th most valuable sophomores in the conference this season.

Add that together with a Top 10 recruiting class Welcome Sacar Anim to the group of Henry Ellenson, Haanif Cheatham and Matt Heldt and if Wojo can hold them all together this could be an awesome team by 2016-17, and a solid team next year with Steve Taylor as the senior leader.

At least that's how the analytics look (see my photo with guru Nate Silver at the annual convention this year) - hopefully the guys pull an upset tonight and beat DePaul to head into the tournament with a chance to build momentum for next year.

FrOvrFreshmanTeamValue Add
1248Delgado, Angel 31Seton Hall4.36
2286Bluiett, Trevon 5Xavier4.13
3519Wilson, Duane 1Marquette3.05
4537Booth, Phil 5Villanova2.99
5639Rodriguez, Desi 20Seton Hall2.64
6794Copeland, Isaac 11Georgetown2.28
7812Carrington, Khadeen 0Seton Hall2.25
8846Whitehead, Isaiah 15Seton Hall2.18
9921White, Paul 13Georgetown2.04
10978Hegner, Toby 32Creighton1.94
111178Macura, J.P. 55Xavier1.6
121289Peak, L.J. 0Georgetown1.46
131334Campbell, Tre 1Georgetown1.39
141411Cohen, Sandy 5Marquette1.31
151547Chukwu, Paschal 13Providence1.18
SoFrSophomoresTeamValue Add
133Dunn, Kris 3Providence7.3
2147Hart, Josh 3Villanova5.36
3260Reynolds, Jalen 1Xavier4.3
4296Davis, Myles 15Xavier4.06
5341Jenkins, Kris 2Villanova3.75
6349Garrett, Billy 5DePaul3.73
7453Jordan, Rysheed 23St. John's3.32
8588Chrabascz, Andrew 45Butler2.82
9641Zierden, Isaiah 21Creighton2.64
10686Fischer, Luke 40Marquette2.52
11908Johnson, JaJuan 23Marquette2.05
121052Hamilton, Tommy 2DePaul1.82
131652Randolph, Brandon 3Xavier1.1
141994Bennett, Steven 25Butler0.84
152003Sina, Jaren 30Seton Hall0.84

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